Aroma Profile: Fuggle has a beautiful minty, grassy and somewhat floral aroma
Alpha Acids 3.5-6.5%
Beta Acids 2-4%
Total Oils 0.7-1.1 mL/100g
We all know and love Fuggle, it has been considered a classic English aroma hop for a long while now. It is one of the best aroma hops in the world, thanks to its beautiful and subtle aroma profile. Fuggle adds a lot of depth to any beer it is used in and is often used with Goldings. These two hops have made quite a partnership over the years and have been used in some of the most popular English beer since their collaboration began. Fuggle can be used for dry hopping and as the main copper hop. It is also great as a bittering hop if you are trying to make a well rounded, classic beer.
Fuggle was released to the world in 1875, by Mr Richard Fuggle. Fuggle started as a simple seedling in Kent, but it proved so popular that it is now grown all over the world and it is one of the most highly regarded hops in the brewing world. Fuggle is grown in Slovenia (known as Styrian Goldings) and in the USA as Oregon Fuggle. So, Fuggle has quite a history and a very bright future for being one of the best hops in the world.
Fuggle didn’t get this fantastic reputation because it has a huge harvest or is very resilient or anything like that. In fact, Fuggle is not the easiest hop to grow; it is particularly susceptible to wilt and is produced in small volumes. So, it isn’t a great grower and needs work to harvest, but it is so worth it.
Fuggle got its reputation because it has a fantastic aroma and taste profile. It can also be used in such a vast array of beers. Thanks to its subtle aroma, it is not too overpowering. However, used right, it can create an exciting beer with a lot of flavours flowing through it. If you combine Fuggle with pretty much any other hop out there, you can have a crowd favourite beer on your hands.
What more can we say about Fuggle that hasn’t already been said? It is a fantastic hop that we sell a lot of. If you want to try Fuggle in your next craft brew, grab it while you can as this hop doesn’t stick around!